Bed bugs are small, flat, parasitic insects that feed solely on the blood of people and animals while they sleep. Bed bugs are reddish-brown in color, wingless, range from 1mm to 7mm (roughly the size of Lincoln’s head on a penny), and can live several months without a blood meal. Bed bugs are found across the globe from North and South America, to Africa, Asia and Europe. Although the presence of bed bugs has traditionally been seen as a problem in developing countries, it has recently been spreading rapidly in parts of the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and other parts of Europe. Bed bugs have been found in five-star hotels and resorts and their presence is not determined by the cleanliness of the living conditions where they are found.
NOTE: 70% of all bedbugs live in the walls, not the bed. JUST TUBE IT and stay ahead of the problem!
This is the most common type of bed bug found in households across the world in a variety of temperatures. They live off of human blood, and if they can’t get to you, they will go after your pets.
They do not eat crumbs found in your bed or on the floor, so a dirty house would make no difference to the bed bug. They come out to eat about an hour before dawn while you are still sleeping soundly.
The tropical bed bug is limited to the tropical regions, including Florida. Like the household bed bug, they live in the same environment as their hosts and feed off of the host at night. Host being YOU! They do not like light and will hide in very small crevices in the daytime. They like to hide in wood and paper over stone or plaster.
These bed bugs are found in West Africa and South America. They are not as common as the household bed bug. They are known to feast on bats, as well as humans.